By Catherine Keyser
Through humor writing, this "smart set" expressed each side of the story-promoting their urbanity and wit whereas utilizing irony and comic strip to problem female stereotypes. Their fiction raised questions on what it intended to be a girl within the public eye, how gender roles may swap simply because women and men have been operating jointly, and the way the expansion of the journal might have an effect on women's relationships to their our bodies and minds. Keyser presents a fresh and informative chronicle, saluting the worth of being "smart" as incisive and cutting edge humor confirmed off the wit and ability of girls writers and satirized the myth global created via magazines.
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